MCS Academy – North America
4 November, 2022 | Summit Conference Center | Chicago, IL USA

205 N Michigan Ave 10th floor, Chicago, IL 60601
 
Registration is open now for ISHLT’s 4 November full day Academy course on Mechanical Circulatory Support. This Academy is perfect for clinicians in programs providing mechanical circulatory support, providing a concise review of clinical knowledge and an outline of the essential professional skills for candidate assessment and longitudinal support for mechanical circulatory support patients.
 

This course should serve programs providing mechanical circulatory support with a tool to review their standards of care, develop protocols, and implement guidelines established in management of mechanical circulator support patients.
 

Chair

Jennifer Cook, MD
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH USA
 

Co-Chair

Shashank Sinha, MD, MSc
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA USA

Co-Chair

Ezequiel Molina, MD
Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA
 
Rebecca Cogswell, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN USA
Jennifer Cowger, MD, MS, Henry Ford Hospitals, Detroit, MI USA
Jennifer Cook, MD, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH USA
Stavros Drakos, MD, PhD, FACC, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT USA
Jonathan Grinstein, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA
Jaime Hernandez-Montfort, MD, MPH, MSc Baylor Scott and White Health, Austin, TX USA
Douglas Horstmanshof, MD, Integris Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK USA
Susan M. Joseph, MD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD USA
Manreet Kanwar, MD, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA USA
Ezequiel Molina, MD, Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, GA USA
Varinder Randhawa, MD, PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada
Palak Shah, MD, MS, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA USA
Farooq Sheikh, MD, MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute, Washington, DC USA
Shashank S. Sinha, MD, MSc, Inova Heart & Vascular Institute, Falls Church, VA USA
Ryan Tedford, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC USA
This course is designed at the level of clinicians and allied health professionals who are in the early stages of their careers. This course would also benefit to those who are part of a new program or desire a comprehensive foundational review. The information presented covers core competencies and is intended to provide a strong foundation of the overarching principles of mechanical circulatory support.
This course is designed to provide essential clinical knowledge and professional skills to facilitate patient identification, selection, and pre- and post-operative management of temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will have improved competence and professional performance in their ability to:
  1. Recognize indications and contraindications for temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) implantation.
  2. Assess the impact of medical and social factors that influence patient outcomes during short- and long-term MCS.
  3. Recognize options for MCS support and the physiological and technological differences that may influence patient/device selection and management.
  4. Identify problems and early complications that impact immediate post implant management in the intensive care unit.
  5. Manage complications of MCS patients during long-term support.
  6. Diagnose and manage common clinical scenarios, adverse events, and life-threatening emergencies encountered after MCS implantation
Physicians — Directly Provided
International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ISHLT designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement – In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide

Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 7.00 ANCC contact hours.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (ACPE) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 7.00 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.